Dear North Colonie Community,
The North Colonie Central School District has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in our school community. It is important for families to know that none of these cases are connected in any way to each other or to any previous cases. The cases include the following:
- An individual associated with the high school community who was last in the building on Friday, Nov. 13.
- An individual associated with the Southgate 4-6 intermediate school program in the junior high school building who was last in school on Thursday, Nov. 19.
- An individual associated with grades 7-8 in the high school building who was last in school on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
- An individual associated with the Blue Creek school community who has not been in school since Friday, Nov. 6 due to quarantine from another case. Therefore, they were not in school during the time in which they were infectious.
- An individual associated with the Shaker High School community who was last in school on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
- An individual associated with the Blue Creek school community who was last in school on Friday, Nov. 20.
We have been in contact with the local health departments and identified each individual’s close contacts in the school community. Anyone who has been in close contact with any of these individuals has been directly contacted by a school administrator to discuss quarantine procedures and other health-related instructions. A call from the New York State Department of Health contact tracers will follow.
At this time, all of our school buildings remain open for in-person learning. As a reminder, each of our school buildings are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each evening in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the New York State Department of Health.
We continue to work closely with the Albany County Health Department and follow their guidance each time our district has a positive case.
Please remember, If you or anyone you know feels they have been exposed to the virus at any point and you are without symptoms, the health department wants us to share that you should wait two to three days from the time you were exposed to be tested. This will give the virus time to show up in your system and on a test.
Please reach out to your child’s principal if you have any questions.
D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools